True! Did ya know that when Jesus died on the cross at Calvary it was completely finished - He won the victory there. Satan, a real individual, was basically de-fanged on that hill.
He only has a third of the angels with him (fallen) and might be out on bail using lies and deceit for a short time, but his sentence has been handed down and will be carried out shortly.
“I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do” ~ Jesus (Jn. 17:4).
Totally accomplished for you - for God so loved the world that He gave... “Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, ‘It is finished!’ And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit” (Jn. 19:30 nasb). And then you know the rest of the Story ..of how He arose out of the cold grave on the third day according to the Scriptures... and with gobs of eye witnesses too (over 500)! Done.
“So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, ‘Now salvation, and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time” (Rev. 12:9-12 nkjv).
“..having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it” (Col. 2:14-15). In what? In His death on the Cross.
“They are everywhere.
Searching, groping, longing for more in life.
The bottom line is they have a spiritual thirst.
If you have put your faith in Jesus Christ you too once had that thirst, but you have also had it quenched by your relationship with God.” ~ Anon.
Of course I’d rather talk about and stay focused on Christ, but that Mr Lu-Cifer jerk ain’t really gunna be around long. You know that we've all sinned and are deserving of hell, but God through Christ has fixed everything for us. It's cuz He loves us. Yup, paid in full! And that’s some Good News huh.. worth sharing! facebook.com/shareJesus